My wife and I have been Unitarians for about twenty years, covering time in Minnesota and here in Wisconsin. I can’t imagine myself being anything but a free thinking, feisty UU.

Unitarianism is a faith tradition one grows into, sort of like an acquired taste. Because we do not worship or follow a sole sacred text, or place an individual — dead or alive — at the core of our faith tradition, some do not take us seriously.

But serious we are. Whether it is human justice, economic justice or environmental justice, you will always find Unitarians in the vanguard. Our charge is to make this planetary home — the only one we have — better for all of “God’s” sons and daughters.

I am volunteering to serve on the Board because it is my time. I can bring a lifetime of activist experience to that position. I need to get off the sideline.